CURRENT AUDITIONS: Holiday Musical, August 14 - 15, 2017
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Arvada Center General Audition Guidelines:
- Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
- A current headshot and résumé are required
- Audio and video submissions will not be considered
- Equity members must have a current equity ID card
- Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles
- To schedule or inquire about an audition, please call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200
HOLIDAY MUSICAL AUDITIONS - TITLE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AUGUST 7
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has announced dates for its annual “Holiday Musical.” The title will be posted on August 7. Auditions will be held at the Arvada Center, (6901 Wadsworth Blvd.), on August 14 and 15 (Chorus Dance Call is August 11), and in New York City, on September 21, 2017. Denver Callbacks are scheduled for August 16. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Gavin Mayer with musical direction by Roberto Sinha, choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Producing Artistic Director of Musicals is Rod A. Lansberry.
Adult Principal and Chorus:
Colorado Principal/Chorus auditions are on August 14 and 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. The Women’s Chorus dance call is 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and Men’s Chorus dance call is 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on August 11. All dance calls are by appointment only and dancers may be asked to sing. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.
General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Strong dancing abilities are required. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars of a song from a contemporary pop musical. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.
New York Auditions:
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, to be held on September 21, 2017. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:
Attn. Holiday Musical TBA, Arvada CO production
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition
Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
Rehearsals for Holiday Musical TBA begin on Tuesday, October 24th. The production opens Tuesday, November 17 and runs through December 23, 2017. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.
ARVADA CENTER – Holiday Musical TBA
All characters/ensemble should have strong acting and singing abilities and be able to dance in a variety of styles – Actors of color encouraged to audition.
A complete character breakdown wil be posted to this page on August 7, 2017.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NEW MUSICALS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION - ONGOING
Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should send a summary of their work to Artistic Associate, Lisa Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org for further submission information. Do not send a full packet until contacted.
Due to Production commitments and staffing, our response time is approximately 6 months to review submissions.
We would like writers to be hands-on throughout the process, from casting through Opening. Writers are welcome to be at rehearsals (starting approx. 24 days before Opening) and at all related events regarding readings, workshops, and rehearsals. Travel and housing stipend may be available.
Writers must be comfortable working closely with the Arvada Center’s Director and Producer. Those selected may be eligible to receive a Standard Production contract for a fully staged production of the piece. The contract will be at the discretion of the Artistic Producing Director of Musicals and Chief Operating Officer.
The Arvada Center invites theatre artists to submit proposals for a musical, devised work, or adaptation to be considered for inclusion in upcoming musical theatre seasons. Submissions should be complete and ready for readings, workshops or productions, and available for performance sometime after the 2017/2018 season. Members of the Arvada Center Selection Committee may choose several projects for further discussion and workshopping, with the goal of including at least one in a future season.
The Arvada Center is committed to working with local actors, directors, and designers. All production talent and staff will be local whenever possible. This should be considered in project proposals. The Arvada Center hopes to use this process to broaden its options to new areas and options about what theatre can be.
Guidelines for submission (updated 2-07-17):
• Submitters must have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script
• The musical cannot already be licensed through another licensing house, or have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway or Regional Productions (shows that have had readings and workshop productions are still eligible)
• Requested Submissions will be required to provide:
• Title page
• Brief synopsis, including information on writers, agents, production/development history
• Character breakdown
• Demo CD with track listings in order as they appear in the show. No Dropbox or Electronic submission of music will be accepted.
• Demo track numbers must be included in the script where each track is to be played when reading
• The complete script (all scenes, songs, and lyrics on the page)
• Numbered pages
• If you would like your materials returned, please include a SASE